Saturday, August 15, 2015

Glensharrold in 1888

Here is a document titled "Glenaharrold in 1888" by Alfred E. Pease, MP and published in 1888.  It describes the abject poverty and conditions in Glensharrold, an estate in Co. Limerick, Ireland, toward the end of the 19th century . My great-grandparents, Thomas Hanley and Catherine O'Connell Hanley, were residents of this place.  Pease interviewed a number of residents and how the unfair rents charged to them had affected them. In addition he includes statements from tenants that he had received. Included on pages 34-36 is statements from Thomas Hanley, my great-grandfather.